No matter what their ages, our children need to be reassured about the future.
I was an adoring daughter, ready to be an adoring mom.
One mother says the thank you’s we sometimes forget to say.
Selling my parents' house makes me wonder where to put down roots for our family of two.
I just adopted as a single parent. What should I do to protect the rights of myself and my child?
My daughter's struggle to make sense of this loss is shadowed by her earliest one.
With fost-adopt, I didn’t need to own a home or have $50,000 in the bank to become a parent.
As my daughter discovers the brave new world of sleepovers, she and I are both missing out on some shut-eye.
Being a single parent to an only child means forsaking some friends—but gaining a best one.
My daughter’s daydreams about her future family may be a little offbeat. Works for me—as long as she always follows her heart.
As I see it now, my golden years are likely to be filled with pet doggies and boxed mac and cheese. And I can’t imagine anything better.
I might never have decided to adopt had I foreseen what was to come in other areas of my life. But when I imagine life without my daughter, I know there was no other choice.
My daughter is still very much a little girl. But with every passing week, it’s getting frighteningly easier to imagine her teen years.
Sometimes a household of two can feel a bit small.
My hope, as a single foster mother, is to provide at least a temporary period of calm in a stormy childhood.
My traditional childhood dreams gave way to an unexpected, soul-filling reality.
After the loss of my father, I've found myself — an only child and a single mom — in the middle of a new family circle.
As my daughter approaches the tween years, she’s becoming more aware of who she is and of how others see her — and me.
We asked our reader panel: How did you celebrate your first Mother's Day or Father's Day? What's since become an annual tradition?
Talking with Black women about adoption became a routine part of motherhood for me, alongside diapers, homework, and the warmth I feel every time I look at my son.